Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm Podcast

19
Sep

About this current rabbit hole (34)

Some random chat about what I’m reading and studying for a future episode; stress free alcohol wash hack from Jeff; bee barn teaser; missing Kevin; the usual wanderings.

8
Sep

Feed them if they need it (and maybe for other reasons) (33)

Taking the simple feeding of sugar syrup for hives you find too light to make it....and complicating it with things to tweak? Guilty. Part 1.

25
Aug

Test results, Winter Prep part A (032)

About that NC Journeyman test. Winter prep: building population vs adding weight.

15
Aug

After the NCSBA conference, testing, gut microbes… (031)

Random items from the conference, geeking out on gut microbes...

4
Aug

Reading & comments: Activities and Behavior of Honey Bees Part A(030)

Selections from Norman E Gary, chapter 8 of Hive & The Honey Bee (Dadant).

Also:

The observation hive I’m trying out:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/19583341/indoor-full-size-bee-keeping-observation

Michael Bush on Observation hives:
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesobservationhives.htm

30
Jul

Avoiding hive robbers of the bee and human kind (029)

Gadget Garage with nice robber screen and other handy things (thanks Jeff!) https://youtu.be/xWA49Oy5Skw

Photo of the Z fold hardware cloth robber screen similar to what I use — especially on all nucs: http://thebeehivejive.com/2017/02/22/make-simple-robbing-screens-now-get-ahead-summer/

Thanks for listening! Leigh

21
Jul

EFB recovery; Late Summer is critical to overwintering, more. (028)

I’m happy to report good news on the two hives that had EFB. Also: Late summer is a critical decision/action window for your hives. Some things to consider, plan and prevent...

14
Jul

Listener Mail: Top bars, hives without queens, swarm cells to nucs (027)

Top bars, natural comb, podcasting errors, hives without a Queen (apparently), queens from swarm cells — Listener Mail edition. First part recorded in the morning, 2nd part late at night....you may notice the different energy tone, haha! ;-) Thanks so much for listening! Leigh

9
Jul

Summer bee plants, selected reading 2/2, Caron/Connor (026)

Continuing with the reading of a selection on Summer and Fall bee plants.

8
Jul